Category Archives: Pay TV

Kid’s specials on Cartoon Network and Pogo for Diwali

Turner International Indias kids channels cartoon network and Pogo had set up a week-long special line-up during the festive season. New movies, specials and contests which include a chance to win a visit to Singapore, have been roped for the kids. Cartoon Network will also be celebrating the birthday of popular Indian cartoon character Kris [...]

Tata Sky to drive digitisation through campaign ads

  Tata Sky has launched a campaign to underline choice and flexibility on offer, targeting value conscious consumers. This is our initiative to drive digitisation in DAS III markets, said Malay Dikshit, chief communications officer, Tata Sky. The campaign features actors Kangana Ranaut (for Hindi speaking markets) and Dhanush (for the South). The campaign put [...]

Zee Talkies’ avatar complete makeover

  Zee talkies is set for a complete makeover creating a new visual identity in a bid to strengthen its positioning as a film entertainment channel. Zee Talkies is to appear in a completely new look and new feel. The channel known as an exclusive Marathi Movie Channel, committed to show quality as well as [...]

STB hit record growth in Q3 in SAARC countries

Set-Top-Box shipments into the SAARC region has gone on an upwards curve reading a quarter-on-quarter growth (73%) during the third quarter of 2015, according to Dataxis analysis. The driving force behind this increase is the digital migration taking place in the region. In Q3 2015, 7.34 million STBs were shipped in the SAARC region with [...]

BBC World Service to focus on ‘mobile first’ in India

BBC plans to strengthen their presence on social media platforms in India in regards to content discovery and consumption. In India, its international news channel, BBC World News, reaches 35 million households out of 160 million cable & satellite households. This is achieved without paying any carriage or placement fees. We are pursuing a mobile [...]

Tata Sky unveils STB with content transfer facility

Tata Sky has launched a new set-top box, Tata Sky+ Transfer. It is priced at INR9,300 for new customers and INR7,200 for its existing customers. The STB enables users to transfer content onto iOS and Android mobile devices using the Tata Sky application. The content providers concerns are genuine and we had to ensure the content [...]

STB shipments to SAARC nations up 20% in Q2 2015: Dataxis Research

Set-top box market in South Asian countries has seen an impressive growth over the past few years, mostly due to digital TV migration in the region. Latest research from Dataxis Research shows that STB shipments to SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries rose 20% in the second quarter of 2015. The report from [...]

Grant Investrade waiting government nod for STB production

Hinduja Group-controlled Grant Investrade Ltd. Is eyeing major growth in the Indian digital TV market. The company is reportedly waiting for BIS approval for set-top box production. India currently relies on China and Taiwan for STBs. The Hinduja Group company is planning to boost STB production in India. Prototype for an indigenous STB is waiting [...]

Technicolor acquires Cisco’s STB business for USD600 million

Paris-based Technicolor is paying EUR550 million (about USD600 million) for Cisco Systems cable modem and set-top box business. The transaction is expected to close by the fourth quarter of this year or by early 2016. Cisco produces Set-top box not only for companies in the U.S., but also for Pay-TV operators across the world. “This [...]